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Video Of The Week - Murata's Robotic Cheerleaders Make Impressive Debut

By Meera Dolasia on September 29, 2014
Video Of The Week - Murata's Robotic Cheerleaders Make Impressive Debut

They may not be able to leap to great heights or perform summersaults like their human counterparts, but the Murata cheerleading robots that made their debut in Japan on Thursday, September 25th, were pretty impressive with the synchronized routine they showcased, while perched over wobbly balls.

MIT's Robotic Cheetah Gets Ready To Take On The World (And Usain Bolt)

By Kendall Costello on September 24, 2014
MIT's Robotic Cheetah Gets Ready To Take On The World (And Usain Bolt)

At first sight, MIT's recently unveiled "Cheetah", may look like an assortment of gears, batteries and motors, but watch it in action and you will soon be reminded of its spotted namesake that also happens to be nature's fastest land predator. Though the robot cannot attain speeds of 60 mph like the real cheetah, the researchers believe they can bring it to race at least 30 mph making it the world's fastest quadruped robot and also, the fastest human (if it were one), since it would easily outrun Usain Bolt's maximum speed of 28 mph!

Bite-Size Kilobots Demonstrate The Power Of Teamwork

By Kendall Costello on September 8, 2014
Bite-Size Kilobots Demonstrate The Power Of Teamwork

Insects like ants and termites are amongst the world's best collaborators. Unlike most humans they have figured out that by working together, they can accomplish much more than they can individually. That is what some researchers are hoping to attain with Kilobots - bite size robots capable of ant-like teamwork and intelligence.

hitchBOT - The World's First Hitchhiking Robot Completes Cross Country Journey

By Kavi Dolasia on August 25, 2014
hitchBOT - The World's First Hitchhiking Robot Completes Cross Country Journey

Although most hitchhikers are people in need of genuine assistance, passersby tend to ignore them because they are wary of giving rides to strangers. But what would they do if they came across a hitchhiking robot? Would humans be caring enough to take it to its desired destination or would they vandalize and toss the helpless machine by the wayside?

Japanese Scientist Builds Robots That Look Eerily Human

By Meera Dolasia on July 21, 2014
Japanese Scientist Builds Robots That Look Eerily Human

The fact that the Japanese love robots is well-known. The nation of 127 million people currently employs over a quarter million robots workers, more than any other country in the world, and the number is expected to quadruple in the next 15 years. So far, most of the robots have been built for the industrial sector and therefore bear no resemblance to humans. But if some scientists have their way, the days of androids - robots that look and act like humans, are not too far away.

Moscow's 'Ball Of Robots' Exhibition Is Like No Other

By Meera Dolasia on June 9, 2014
Moscow's 'Ball Of Robots' Exhibition Is Like No Other

From May 15th to June 15th, Muscovites seeking entertainment have a unique option - vocal, dance and even stand up comic performances by some of the world's most advanced robots. Called 'Ball of Robots', the month-long event at the city's Artplay Center features over 20 skilled robot entertainers from countries all around the world, including Canada, United States, Japan, France and New Zealand.

Have Superbugs? Call In The Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot!

By Allegra Staples on February 16, 2014
Have Superbugs? Call In The Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot!

When one thinks of fighting robots, it is usually in context of them combating large terrifying alien creatures, not microorganisms that are invisible to the human eye. But the emergence of resilient bacteria that scientists call superbugs, has left medical experts with no choice, but to call in the best combat force available!

Researcher Enlists Robots To Find Missing WWII Aircraft And Airmen

By Megan Snyder on September 8, 2013
Researcher Enlists Robots To Find Missing WWII Aircraft And Airmen

Advances in robotics have impacted almost every aspect of science - From building new liver tissues to making more advanced remote controlled helicopters. Now, these futuristic robots are even providing a window to our past, by aiding in the discovery of World War II airplanes along with remains to their occupants, the brave soldiers that fought so valiantly for their countries.

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